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Carrollton Caterers

Browse these catering services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Carrollton.

Amazing Caterers
4.6
from 143 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 286 hires on Thumbtack
Marilyn Q.
Verified review

Exceptional customer service. Food was good and on time as promised, (delivered by the owner). It was also within the budget that I had for the catering. In fact, it was the best offer I received. Thank you! Marilyn Quinones

Tatering
4.8
from 111 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 143 hires on Thumbtack
Dylan W.
Verified review

Marc Caplette with Taterings was amazing! His food is absolutely wonderful. With me living in Houston and trying to plan a wedding in Dallas area was a little difficult so i didn’t go to the tasting, but he worked with my moms scheduled and she went to it instead. We had the lemon garlic chicken breast, pork chops with 2 different sauces, garlic mashed potatoes, bacon green beans and salad. We also had jalapeño poppers, assorted cheese and fruit plates for cocktail hour. With our wedding being the first time to actually have what we were serving our guest, i was not disappointed! I cleaned my plate it was so good! I would highly recommended his catering

LK Culinary
4.9
from 90 reviews
  • 136 hires on Thumbtack
Joan B.
Verified review

Luke did a great job catering a sit-down dinner for my daughter's bachelorette weekend. He responded to my initial inquiry promptly and was easy to communicate with via e-mail and text as we planned the menu. The girls wanted to float around the pool and enjoy a few adult beverages during the day, but wanted a restaurant-quality meal that evening without having to worry about dressing up or driving. Luke arrived promptly and served a great meal with a choice of lamb chops or filet mignon as the primary proteins. The meal included a sushi appetizer, salads & sides, and a yummy dessert of creme brulee. He cooked, cleaned, and rolled with the punches with this rowdy group of 8 ladies and they all had a great time and enjoyed the meal. We will definitely hire Luke again for other dinner parties at the house.

Buddy's Catering &Restaurant
4.8
from 87 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 156 hires on Thumbtack
Louise Y.
Verified review

Will hire Buddy's Catering for my next event. Food was awesome and staff was great. Buddy was on time.

Chef Cassy's Creations
4.9
from 74 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 108 hires on Thumbtack
Sonya H.
Verified review

Chef Cassy did a wonderful job catering my 40th birthday celebration. My guests are still commenting on the honey pecan wings! She and her staff were very professional. I had no worries once she arrived. Thank you Cassy!

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Meat & Greet BBQ Catering
4.9
from 70 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ron C.
Verified review

I reached out to Jim through Thumbtack for a quote for catering our wedding reception. Within hours Jim replied with all the details I needed. Within days Jim had sent us all of his paperwork including his insurance papers, permits, menu and itemized invoice, all while we were still waiting on call-backs from "friend-of-a-friend" "caterer-on-the-side types." People who, no doubt, didn't have any of these permits or insurance or even realized they need them to work in some venues. Planning this thing was filled with indecision, date changes and even a venue change. We actually contacted 2 other cateres and NEVER GOT A REPLY. Through it all Jim was calm, accommodating and flexible. All i ever got from this guy was "no problem" and " I'll take care of it." After all was said and done we decided to cancel the reception. But I was so taken with Jim's level of professionalism and service that I felt compelled to send him something anyway. We both felt such a sense of relief and peace once we had him booked, and that's priceless. I'd like to also share one note with anyone who may have reservations about having bbq at a wedding reception, as my fiance did at first. If you're concerned that there will be bbq sauce everywhere and it will get all over your guests' hands and clothes, please don't be. Jim offers a wide assortment of meats and his food isn't prepared or served swimming with bbq. We were looking forward to serving our guests a real, bonafide, down home, stick-to-your-ribs MEAL, and not some bougie over-priced veggie platter or dry-ass chicken breast-broccoli dinner. In fact not having had the opportunity to have Jim's food was the only disappointing thing about cancelling our reception. But if his food is anywhere near the level of his service and professionalism we were in for quite an amazing experience. I will definitely have him top of mind for any event needing a caterer in the future.

  • 3 years in business
  • 127 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

The low price (in comparison with other caterers) was what drew us to Jared Pierre Catering. Overall, we were pleased. During the tasting and initial discussion of the menu/event, Jared was very accommodating with our requests and was willing to make suggestions and adjust from the sample menu he sent. Communication from that point on was fairly easy. He replied within a professional time frame, but it often took a couple emails in order to get my question answered. An emergency came up the week before the wedding, resulting in Jared finding a replacement for the event. Because of this, things seemed to have gotten lost in translation and our menu items/quality was not exactly what we ordered. Nonetheless, guests still enjoyed it: One even said "this was the best food I've ever had at a wedding."

Urban Taste Catering
4.8
from 59 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 111 hires on Thumbtack
Matthew C.
Verified review

Catering for 100 person event. Great food and showed up with plenty of time to warm up with plastic ware and everything we needed to serve guests.

  • 4 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
Tara W.
Verified review

If I could give Claudine 10 stars I would. Claudine provided catering support and clean up for my party, and she was so attentive, professional, and organized! I received some flowers just before my party and did not have time to put them into a vase, so I sat them in my pantry on the floor. I noticed half way through the evening that she had taken them out and put them in a lovely vase for all to enjoy. She's a real talent. Thank you Claudine!

SPICED LAVENDER CATERING
4.8
from 23 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
Deric V.
Verified review

Spiced Lavender Catering is simply the very best catering company in town. I recently experienced their services at a friends event and I must say their services are outstanding! The attention to detail and their customer service is unparalleled. Thank you Spiced Lavender Catering for your great work and I look forward to working with you at a future event.

Oak Cliff Taco Company
4.8
from 22 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Sam V.
Verified review

This team did a phenomenal job in catering for our church last month. We were very impressed with them and will definitely use them again in the future.

Carolyn's Cuisine
4.7
from 21 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Betsy T.
Verified review

Everything was delicious, and she was SO easy to work with. I had 20 relatives that I had to host for dinner only 3 weeks after back surgery, and it all went off without a hitch. I highly recommend her services to those looking for a great caterer! Brava!

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Sprig of Thyme Catering & Co
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kirsten M.
Verified review

Connor & his team did a great job catering my bridal shower. His buffet presentation and food quality was superb! I would highly recommend them!

Mell's Grill
4.1
from 21 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer P.
Verified review

Dynamic Food, Friendly Service!! Food melts in your mouth!! Perfect for catering events !!

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  • 2 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tito R.
Verified review

Islanders Food Truck catered our company's 130th Anniversary. The food was excellent. Joe and his team did a great job. Joe was very great to work with and helped make our event run smoothly. We will use them again. American Excelsior Company- Arlington, TX

The Bite
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Margarita A.
Verified review

The Bite catering was very professional and they were all super friendly. My husband and I were very pleased with the food and so were our guests. We appreciated that they worked with us and made specific changes for our vegeterian guests. They were fantastic!

Cowboy Chicken
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 37 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Sheila F.
Verified review

The food & set-up was AWESOME! The Accounting Students @ UNT loved the food FRESH, nicely prepared and the set-up was easy Your delivery personnel were courteous and very accommodating. Thank you for taking such GREAT care of us! I definitely have you on my radar for future events. I highly recommend Genghis Grill.

Provisions Catering
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jana G.
Verified review

Kim and her staff surpassed our expectations for our son's rehearsal dinner! Our family and friends are still talking about the delicious food and their presentation and service! From the set up to the appetizers to the main course to the dessert buffet, every detail was perfect! Thank you Provisions Catering for making this event our dream come true! Jana I.

  • 9 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Dee V.
Verified review

Chef Ashtian provides fresh and healthy meals for me and my family every week. She is friendly, professional, and her food is delicious!

Noonie's BBQ Catering
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Eileen T.
Verified review

Loved the food trailer! You made our carnival a success!!

  • 6 years in business
Larry D.
Verified review

Service was excellent and the food was even better.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How do you find a good caterer?

Reviews, interviews and menu tastings will help you find the right catering choice for your big day. Start by screening possible wedding caterers based on past reviews. If a caterer you are interested in has a review that concerns you, ask them about it; how they respond will be very telling. Next, ask about their availability for your wedding date.

If the wedding caterer is available on your date, it’s time to talk about menus and prices. Be clear about what your maximum budget is find out what choices this will allow you. Caterers may custom-create a menu for your event, or they may have menu templates within different price ranges that can guide your decision. A clear budget gives the caterer clear parameters within which to work and offer creative suggestions. Schedule a menu tasting to confirm you love your wedding menu. Once you have a menu and date, and have paid a deposit to reserve the caterer’s services, confirm additional details including when the food will be delivered to the site, what kind of service will be provided, how many servers will be onsite and for how long, and who is responsible for setup and cleanup. The more specific your contract, the fewer worries you’ll have on your wedding day. Get more smart hiring tips here.

How much does wedding catering cost per person?

Wedding catering costs will always vary based on the number of guests you’re inviting, the menu you want to serve, and the way the food will be served to your guests. As you interview wedding catering companies, you’ll be presented with a cost per person for various menus. On the low end, wedding catering may cost approximately $15-$18 per person. This would include prepared food only, with no setup or service of any kind. The starting price for a simple buffet meal with minimal service typically averages $22 per person. Opting for the same menu with all organic ingredients could raise your costs to about $33 per person. A moderately upscale menu (finer ingredients, more elaborate presentation) could range from $24 to $34 per person. High-end wedding catering cost truly has no limit. Lobster, filet mignon, specialty seafood, organic ingredients — menu choices like these can boost your cost per person up to $150 and more.

What should you look for in a caterer?

A delicious meal is a critical element of a successful wedding, with happy guests fondly remembering your fabulous wedding food. The right caterer for you will be:

  • Available: Even the best caterer is no good if they aren’t available on your wedding date. Ask early before you get your heart set on someone.
  • Affordable for you: Find a caterer that you can afford. Having a spending plan ahead of time will mean you won’t overspend on food.
  • A good personality fit: Wedding planning is stressful, so work with someone that you can get along with and communicate with easily.
  • Experienced and recommended: Ensure the company has a proven track record with events of your size and the references to back it up.
  • Transparent about money: Steer clear of shady pricing. Find a caterer who is very clear about costs and is happy to talk you through budgets and pricing options.
  • Transparent about food: Find someone who is clear about where they source their food from and where it is prepared.

How much should catering cost for a wedding?

The cost of wedding catering will reflect the level of service, the menu you choose, the luxury you desire and the number of guests you invite. Where you live also plays a major role in your wedding catering costs. The regional cost to do business and local cost of food will affect your catering bill. There is no set price for wedding catering, because each wedding and each menu is different. This is why many caterers provide a per-person price. This allows you to break down what it costs to feed each person based on the menu you want. Working with your caterer, you can adjust menu items, service level and more to accommodate your budget and guest count. Keep in mind that wedding catering costs are not just for the food. The bill reflects all the components that go into commercial food catering: a commercial kitchen, ingredients, staff, insurance, marketing and more. Here are some examples of average costs:

  • Three-course plated meal, moderately upscale, for 125 in Los Angeles: $14,000. Because of staffing costs, a true plated meal costs about twice as much as a staff-assisted buffet.
  • Buffet meal, standard menu, for 100 in Los Angeles: $5,000.
  • Per-person cost for hors d'oeuvres, dinner and nonalcoholic beverages: $24–$37, depending on menu selection, in Southern California.
  • Drop off prepared food for 50: $1,000 in North Carolina. Price does not include any service, setup or breakdown.

How do you serve food at a wedding?

Food service at your wedding will affect your catering costs and influence the atmosphere of the reception. Buffet style is more informal; plated meals are a bit fancier; family style encourages sharing. Read about the different food service styles to select your preferred wedding catering choice.

  • Buffet: Caterers can drop off prepared foods for a DIY and budget-friendly buffet option where you set everything up and food is entirely self-service. For a fuller-service buffet, the caterers set up food, oversee the buffet throughout the event, and clean up afterwards. For food only, prices per person might average $16-$18, while a service buffet may start around $20-$22 per person. Adding food stations can increase per-person costs by at least $3-$5.
  • Family style: Servers bring large platters of food to guest tables in courses. It’s less formal (and less expensive) than a plated meal, but more formal and higher-cost than a buffet. You’ll need large tables to accommodate the platters, so plan accordingly when renting furniture for the event.
  • Plated: A plated event is a formal dining experience; waitstaff serve your seated guests for each course, fill their drinks, and attend to them throughout the dinner. A plated dinner is typically the most expensive option for both food and service.
  • Food trucks: Similar to buffets, with food trucks your guests get their own food and bring it to their table. A food truck gives a relaxed and playful vibe to your reception.
  • Cocktail reception: If you don’t want a formal seated dinner, you can opt for a wide assortment of passed appetizers at an extended cocktail hour reception.

Actual Requests

See other requests for caterers in Carrollton

Need Catering Services on January 17, 2014

Dallas, TX

  • Type of catering needed
    Buffet - with servers
  • Interested in following cuisine(s)
    American - casual
  • Number of guests
  • Details
    we will also need lunch and dinner on sat.
  • $1500
    Average price

Need a Caterer of an Italian Cuisine on May 25, 2013

Mesquite, TX

  • Type of catering needed
    Buffet - with servers
  • Interested in following cuisine(s)
    Italian
  • Number of guests
    60-80
  • $426.58
    Average price

Need a Caterer

Flower Mound, TX

  • Type of catering needed
    Cocktail party
  • Interested in following cuisine(s)
    American - casual, Italian, Vegetarian/Vegan
  • Number of guests
  • $14.95
    Average price
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